CHEERS to the USGBC West Michigan Battle of the Buildings Competitors

BOB_Beer_Charge_3There’s nothing like a cold beer to celebrate energy savings. Or at least that’s what the Battle of the Buildings competitors, supporters and friends discovered earlier this month when they attended the Beer Charge. A big thank you to one of the competition’s title sponsors, Consumers Energy for hosting this event and to Brewery Vivant for the providing the space in their newly renovated Walloon Room.

Along with networking over a local brew and hard cider, Erin Wilson from Wealthy Theatre shared his hopes of becoming the first theatre in the country with all LED lighting.  Brooks Twist from Brewery Vivant shared that the Battle of the Buildings competition taught him how to benchmark his facility.  “Now we know where we started and we can easily track energy changes within the building over time”.

We couldn’t help but notice that the brewery proudly displays their LEED certification plaque in the window and boast that they are the First LEED certified micro brewery in the nation.

A big thank you to all who made it out!

Submitted by:
Rebecca Holman, Communication Intern
USGBC West Michigan